|FRIDA KAHLO TAKES UP RESIDENCE IN THE TAY BRIDGE BAR|
|The_Meenister 04 Mar 2013 07:48 PM » Review||0|
Frida Kahlo has taken up residence at The Tay Bridge Bar on the Perth Road, Dundee. The portrait of Frida titled Frida Kahlo's Visit To The Howff and painted by Michael was presented to Jimmy Marr mine host at The Tay Bridge Bar by Michael's wife, Peggy and his children Alice and Matthew. The portrait will hang in the Bar as a memorial to Michael. Full story can be read in The Courier
Frida Kahlo is the subject of one of Michael's most popular songs "Frida Kahlo's Visit To the Tay Bridge Bar" which was first recorded on Michael's 2000 album Posted Sober. The song has been a been a feature of Michael's live set for a number of years and also appears on Michael's live album with Mr McFall's Chamber. Tom Mitchell recorded a version of the song on his 2010 CD " Paper Thin Walls"
|SYNCHRONISE OUR EYEBROWS - VINCENT RATTRAY EXHIBITION|
|The_Meenister 16 Feb 2013 05:03 PM » On Tour||0|
Vincent Rattray was a great friend of Michael Marra and this exhibition of Vincent's paintings is now running at Hannah Maclure Centre at Abertay University. Synchronise Our Eyebrows is due to run from 04 February 2013 to 26 April 2013. more information and a short video of the exhibition can be viewed here.
We recommend that you try and get along to witness Vincent's work.
Note: Hannah Maclure Centre is open Monday to Friday 09.30am to 04.00pm
|All Will Be Well Setlist and Singers and Musicians|
|Doricloon 08 Feb 2013 10:03 PM » Review||0|
The setlist as I recollect it -
1. Liberation (Psalm 118) - Michael's narration from Martyn Bennett album "Liberation"
2. When These Shoes Were New - Everbody
3. The Midas Touch - The Hazey Janes with Christopher Marra
4. Dear Hank Williams - The Hazey Janes with Christopher Marra
5. Niel Gow's Apprentice - Rab Noakes, Eddi Reader and Dougie Maclean on fiddle
6. Frida Kahlo's Visit To The Taybridge Bar - Tom Mitchell
7. Happed In Mist - Mackenzie and Kris Drever
8. Mother Glasgow - Pat and Gregory Kane
9. The Altar Boys - Riley Briggs and Mackenzie
10. Lovely You - Dougie Maclean
11. All To Please Macushla - Eddi Reader
12. The Bawbee Birlin' - Rod Paterson
13. The Homeless Do Not seeem To Drink In Here - John Spillane
INTERVAL - The music played prior to the show and at the interval were Michael's favourite songs sung by his favourite singers.
14. Land of Golden Slippers - The Hazey Janes with Christopher Marra
15. Mrs Gorrie - Riley Briggs
16. General Grant's Visit to Dundee - Rab Noakes and Jimmie Macgregor
17. Chain Up the Swings - John Spillane
18. Under the Ullapool Moom - Sylvia Rae Tracey
19. Peddie Street - Dougie Maclean
20. Like Another Rolling Stone - Pat and Gregory Kane
21. The Lonesome Death of Francis Clarke - Mackenzie
22. Schenectady Calling Peerie Willie Johnson - Kris Drever
23. Here Comes the weak - Edii Reader and Mackenzie
24. Hamish - Rod Paterson
25.Monkey Hair - Alice Marra and Andrew Mitchell
26. All Will be Well - Everbody
27. The Optomistic Sound - Liz Lochhead - Scots Makar
28. Hermless - Everbody
|CONCERT FOR EL SISTEMA SCOTLAND DUNDEE PROJECT - Photos|
|The_Meenister 02 Feb 2013 12:05 PM » Gig_Guide||0|
|ALL WILL BE WELL TRIBUTE CONCERT REVIEWS|
|The_Meenister 02 Feb 2013 11:26 AM » Review||0|
Alice Marra performing at All Will Be Well - Pauline Keightley Photography
Reviews of the sellout All Will Be Well Tribute Concert having been appearing in the national and local press and social media.
Alan Wilson's rare review in The Courier - " We were proud to know him, proud to have shared his music and finally, proud to have been there"
STV's Jennie Macfie - "Alice Marra singing "Monkey Hair" is a standout moment and there are few tears unshed; any resisted being overcome by Liz Lochhead's valedictory poem. "As if they were ospreys and Angus was Africa...". Thousands of voices were raised in "All Will Be Well"- and it will.
In The Scotsman's Brian Ferguson reported "Noakes told the audience that although Marra was renowned for celebrating ordinary characters, he was an "extraordinary man" himself."
Rob Adams wrote in his blog - "The songs were the stars in this celebration of the Bard of Lochee; the songs and his children, and that's as it should be for someone whose art - visual,spoken, written and sung - and family were his life."
On the BBC Celtic Connections website Richard Bull commented "This evening brilliantly demonstrated that Michael's uniquely creative and generous work will live on and on."
The Daily Record's Joan McAlpine wrote in her column "But so many of his songs were anthems. Here Comes The Weak sung last week by Eddi Reader, would be an ideal theme for the human race. It praises the efforts of workers to overcome mighty barriers through organisation and education."
Donald Cowey in the Sunday Herald summed it up nicely "If it's still hard to accept that the opportunity to see Michael perform again will not come round again, then this was the next best thing."
The Mackenzie Sisters at All Will Be Well - Photograph courtesy of Pauline Keightley